Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives
|Location||Distance from Airport||Transfer Type||No. of Rooms|
|South Male' Atoll||19.3km. from Malé International Airport||35 min. from Airport by speedboat||160 Rooms|
Experience an island paradise of chic simplicity in a charming tropical setting replete with soft white sand and azure waters at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa. Relax with a loved one in our over water bungalows as a spectacular selection of sea life swims beneath you. Dive into an array of water sports in the tranquil surrounds of our island resort's crystal clear lagoon. Unwind at the Anantara Garden Spa with a range of treatments to soothe body and mind.
The Maldives island resort of Anantara Veli is perfectly suited to young couples looking for peace and quiet where serendipity beckons with the tropical simplicity of the design, intimate room types with direct lagoon access and variety of resort facilities. Unwind on a sun deck overlooking the palm fringed island and pristine coral reefs in the South Malé Atoll, just 35 minutes from Malé International Airport.
The perfect romantic getaway is provided for couples, whether on a honeymoon or another special occasion with a host of dining options of various world cuisines, five star Maldives resort facilities such as an infinity edge pool and fitness centre, as well as a multitude of water sports, from diving to surfing, deep sea fishing and sailing. At our Maldives resort, you can unwind any way you choose.
Children and families are most welcome on our sister resort, Anantara Dhigu, minutes away and offering a children's club, rooms suitable for children and other activities and facilities for families.
Over Water Bungalow
Anantara Veli Maldives' spacious 62 square metre Over Water Bungalows on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise come with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof combined with stylish contemporary décor. Indigenous fabrics stretch across your bed, while tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through your bathroom. Experience a serene, romantic beach getaway at our well-appointed Maldives bungalows, exclusively designed for young couples.Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
The spacious 92 square metre Deluxe Over Water Bungalows at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offer all the charms of island life coupled with comfortable accommodation. Enjoy a separate dressing area and exclusive outside double sun deck on your private Maldives overwater bungalow. Recline on your sun loungers that look out over the glorious turquoise waters of the expansive lagoon.
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is highly sought after amongst Maldives boutique resorts and offers more than just the perfect place to relax during your tropical getaway. Discover wondrous marine life or explore every nook and corner of the rich Maldivian land. Take up windsurfing on the lagoon or learn to dive at our padi dive school or surf with our resident surf guru, stroll through the markets of bustling Malé. These are just a few examples of things to see and do at our Maldives resort hotel.
The Maldives is known as one of the finest dive destinations on the planet, and we have a multitude of dive options to suit all abilities. For full details on all of Anantara Veli's diving opportunities and packages.
nantara Veli Maldives offers surfing lessons and excursions for a range of abilities under our 'ticket to ride' system in association with Tropicsurf. Numbers are limited per surf trip so booking in advance is recommended.
Discover the range of island jewels surrounding our pristine lagoon. This Maldives excursion lets you see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen. Shop the way the locals do. Get up close and personal with marine life.
Spend an afternoon living out your desert island daydreams with our island picnic excursion. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara's lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.
There are plenty of things to do in the bustling Maldivian capital, Malé. The city offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and taste some of the country's authentic local delicacies.
Cruise the Indian Ocean in style with our organized dhoni sunset cruise trips. Listen to the melodic rolling of the waves, This has got to be one of the finest Maldives excursions, if you wish, even with champagne in hand as you watch the setting sun dip behind the horizon. A Maldives leisure activity like no other.
Sunset Hand line Fishing:
Try your skills at hand line fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local's point of view aboard a traditional sailing dhoni. This natural technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. A bite is almost guaranteed.
Anantara Garden Spa:
The highlight of any stay with Anantara, our Veli Maldives resort is no exception. The serene Anantara Spa offers a range of specially composed treatments to soothe body and mind in a truly awe-inspiring setting.
Explore the turquoise tropical lagoon and reef which is situated around Anantara Veli Maldives. Unencumbered by heavy scuba equipment, snorkelling offers you a safe and easy way to get acquainted with the world below, and see some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet. One of our most popular resort activities.
Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort.
You may be thousands of miles away from it all but our Maldives boutique brings the world to you, with all of life's small necessities as well as exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
While staying at Anantara Veli Maldives you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? This resort activity lets you recreate traditional Maldivian, Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home.
Anantara Veli Maldives' gym is equipped with everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good. Rejuvenate your body as you work out alone or with our personal trainer.
Not all Anantara Veli Maldives resort activities need to be energetic. Our library lets you sink into an armchair to enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the 'real world' with our computers and high-speed internet access.
Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened well-being with gentle stretching and meditation to start your day. Anantara can arrange a meditation session on the beach, you'll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn.
Slide into the tranquil waters of our stunning infinity edge pool situated right on the edge of the ocean. Gaze out across the expanse of aquamarine as you float, soak or splash your worries away. Or for confident swimmers, the waters of our large lagoon offer an ideal spot for wading, floating or a relaxed swim.
Anantara Veli Maldives' floodlit tennis court means that you can continue with a doubles match even after the sun sets. Our fitness centre staff are at hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge if you're looking for a partner.
Volleyball & Badminton:
Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton– just let us know and we'll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court.
Beach weddings at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa
Seal your love amidst the splendour of the Maldivian sunset. Exchange vows overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean and feel the traditional beat of island drums as you make an everlasting promise to each other.
Weddings in the Maldives are a magical experience. Celebrate your private wedding reception under a secluded 'faree' tent on a deserted stretch of sand as you gaze at the bright stars, fresh Maldivian seafood grilling on the beach. Symbolic Maldives island weddings at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa take care of every detail to ensure your special day goes without a hitch. Whether renewing your vows or making them for the first time, let Anantara take care of everything, from bridal party spa treatments to a timeless ceremony in a choice of settings.
Stand on soft white sands and breathe the refreshing ocean breeze during a Maldives Beach wedding. Island coco palms, crimson bougainvillea thistle and tropical flowers garnish a ceremonial beachfront sala for picture perfect romance. As the sun sets over the sparkling turquoise waters and you take your first walk as husband and wife, you will create a memory that is yours to treasure forever.
Take to the waters on a Maldivian dhoni for an Anantara island wedding you'll cherish forever. This vessel, with its ivory sails and traditionally handcrafted body, provides a beautiful platform on which to exchange vows while cruising peacefully across an emerald lagoon.
With an array of casual dining restaurants offering delectable international and Asian food, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives provides the perfect spot for memorable dining Maldivian style. Our stylishly designed restaurants in Maldives offer a perfect ambiance to suit your mood while tantalising your taste buds with a variety of captivating dining experiences. Japanese, Thai, and seafood are all on offer, along with a host of further options at our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.
Baan Huraa (Thai cuisine)
Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in a beautiful over water teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Baan Huraa at Anantara Veli serves a unique dining experience concocted by our Thai chefs. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand's southern provinces as well as hot and spicy dishes from the north, bound together by an authenticity of flavour. Baan Huraa is the finest Thai restaurant in the Maldives.
Lunch and evening meals
73 Degrees (buffet breakfast and seafood dinner buffet)
73 Degrees' light and airy Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion reminiscent of a colonial home. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, our restaurant also serves up a fresh seafood buffet, where you can select fish plucked straight from the ocean.
Breakfast and evening meals
Enjoy fresh sashimi or Teppanyaki. You've found your perfect spot for light casual dining on inventive dishes with intimate alcoves and outdoor seating options. Dine with sand between your toes in this casual yet chic outlet.
Lunch and evening meals
Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Anantara Veli. The poolside bar and lunch time restaurant offers the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind. Anantara Veli Maldives' Dhoni ocean view bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.
Dining by Design
A banquet on the beach. A candlelit dinner of Maldivian food on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbeque attended by a personal chef. Restaurants at Anantara Veli Maldives extend beyond the dining room. Let us plan romantic dining for two in countless, secluded getaways either at Anantara Veli or our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.
Fushi Café (breakfast and dinner buffet)
At Anantara Dhigu
On the white sandy beach of Dhigu Island, Fushi Café at Anantara Dhigu Maldives serves a lavish full breakfast buffet each morning complete with live cooking stations. Then, as the sun sets, the restaurant transforms to offer a buffet with a variety of flavours including international cuisines and local Maldivian food. Relaxed dining by the sea at its very best.
Breakfast and evening meals
Fuddan Fusion Grill (grilled steaks and seafood)
At Anantara Dhigu
Sample the freshest seafood scooped straight from the ocean or feast on imported steaks at the lively Fuddan Fusion Grill. Prime aged imported cuts from Japan and Australia. Maldivian prawns, Wahoo and lobster. Facing the inner turquoise lagoon, the grill offers casually elegant dining by the sea with a variety of cooking styles; flame grilled, tandoori, wok sautéed, fired in a wood oven. Tell us how you like it prepared.
Lunch and evening meals
At Anantara Dhigu
Anantara Dhigu Maldives brings Italy to the tropics at Terrazzo, an intimate lagoon view restaurant serving rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas and delectable seafood. Signature dishes include homemade lobster ravioli, and tableside-spun Caesar salad. Accompanying the food is a selection of wines from both northern and southern regions of Italy, paired perfectly to your meal thanks to our resident Wine Guru.
Aqua (cocktails and light snacks)
At Anantara Dhigu
Providing poolside refreshments and light snacks, Aqua by Anantara Dhigu Maldives is the perfect gathering point for another day in paradise. Accessible both in and out of the water, you can swim up to the bar and create your own cocktail from our range of ingredients. Early evening ushers in picturesque sunsets while you savour a drink in the lounge area.
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These reviews are the subjective opinions of individual travelers and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.Last 5 reviews
“Great island with awesome rooms”Stay two nights on this island and try two room types. Deluxe Water Villa is superb, private bath room which have a top-down window (if you don;t mind) that can see great ocean views...Stay two nights on this island and try two room types. Deluxe Water Villa is superb, private bath room which have a top-down window (if you don;t mind) that can see great ocean views. The Coral is just under your villa, so you can dive near your villa and see lots of fishes..Restaurants are all great, especially the Thai restaurants. Great services. Must do is Manta trip. Half hour speed boat and snorkle to see the 4 meters big Manta around you. Amazing!Read full review
“Honeymoon Paradise”Words simply do not describe this place (as cliche as that sounds, it is merely the truth). My Wife and i traveled here and stayed at the Veli resort for our Honeymoon...Words simply do not describe this place (as cliche as that sounds, it is merely the truth). My Wife and i traveled here and stayed at the Veli resort for our Honeymoon. The staff, the area, the food (especially Ban Hurra) was beyond our wildest dreams. The beauty of the resort here is that there are 3 islands in which you can hop to via boat that only takes 2 minutes. so you can eat, drink, swim on any of the islands no matter which one you are staying on. We were fortunate to stay on Veli because the other islands were more family orientated. The staff also seemed a little bit more enthusiastic on Veli. This place can be reviewed over and over again, but you truly must see it, to believe it all. Our favorite part of the trip was being able to snorkel right off our over-water bungalow. The snorkel gear is rented for free at the water sports shop and you get to keep it your entire stay. We stayed for 7 nights and couldnt have asked for a better week. We plan on making our journey back across the world to Anantara-Veli some time again!Read full review
“bliss”Stayed here for 12 days for our honeymoon, the views were amazing. we were in a lagoon villa in the sea, which had a balcony that led straight into the sea...Stayed here for 12 days for our honeymoon, the views were amazing. we were in a lagoon villa in the sea, which had a balcony that led straight into the sea.Read full review
One word to describe the food... Amazing!!! The choices were plentiful ranging from thin crust pizza to the most authentic Thai food in Baan Huraa. The service was excellent, would recommend to anyone who would want to visit The Maldives.
I would especially recommend Anantara Veli for those that are into food, especially the `Dine Around' package.
“No words are enough!”I think the experience of staying in a fantastic resort can only be enhanced by one thing: The staff and I think the staff at Anantara Veli is like the cherry on the icing...I think the experience of staying in a fantastic resort can only be enhanced by one thing: The staff and I think the staff at Anantara Veli is like the cherry on the icing .Read full review
Right from the time we landed to the time we left, we encountered a perfect resort and a perfect staff.
We chose the over water deluxe bunglow and the room although 7 years old ( they are closing for renovation soon) had a character which we liked. The rooms are very well furnished with a very decent Bed room, a well furnished and still modern Bathroom, a tub which was humongous.
The room also came with a sun deck with a bed to lie on and another lower deck over water from where you could slide in the shoulder high atoll waters. The fishes were swimming just under our room and the view was to die for.
The good thing about Anantara veli is that only couples stay on the resort so it is bit quiet but you can go over to Dhigu (which is for family as well) for dining/more beach. There are 2 restaurants/ bar in veli and another 3 dining options in Dhigu plus a Thai restaurant. So you would not be bored with the same food again and again. We wee also pleasantly surprised by the in room dining quality and some nights we just ordered the in room dining (on the deck under a spectacular sky filled with stars).
We also like the small touches which they did, example when we asked for dinner in room, the person had a white cloth with him which he draped over the table on the outside deck and it transformed from in room dining to a formal dinner table for us(under the stars)!
We went for snorkeling also and it was a batch of 12 and there were 4 resort people in water with us. It was first time in open sea for my wife and I and we had told them before we went into water. The person regularly came and checked on us during the 1 hour we were in water and made us comfortable by steering us towards the good spots. The other guests who had done snorkeling before mentioned this is probably the best ratio which they saw of experts accompanying guests in a snorkeling trip.
I know the feeling because we tried it in Thailand for another of our trip, and there was nobody there in water so we entered the water here, panicked and came up in 2 minutes. here we stayed in water for the entire 1 hour and saw amazing marine life, sting ray, small shark, corals and thousands of fishes...
We could not diving because I needed a prescription face mask for that, but people do say Maldives is one of the best place to dive, so maybe next time!
My wife and I are well traveled and we have been to many places but I think this was one of our top trips as the location was perfect (only 35 minutes by ferry); Amazing views (try to choose over water deluxe bunglows) - gorgeous waters, amazing sun, and a night full of stars which you can keep watching all night long under the cool breeze plus did I mention that staff was amazing (and I mean everybody)?
The Trip was made even better because when we were at the dhoni bar, we saw a pack of dolphins right in front of us jumping in the sea and the morning when we were leaving, a big 5 foot Manta ray came just under our villa and stayed there for 15 minutes.
All in all nothing to complain about as I am still smiling looking at the pictures..
“25th anniversary”One of the most beautiful places we've been, the feeling you got to heaven...One of the most beautiful places we've been, the feeling you got to heaven.Read full review
Courteous service and excellent special rooms clean and large, beautiful scenery, and above all pure silence, spa and endless pampering.
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